distraught

[ dih-strawt ]
/ dɪˈstrɔt /

adjective

distracted; deeply agitated.
mentally deranged; crazed.

Origin of distraught

1350–1400; Middle English variant of obsolete distract distracted, by association with straught, old past participle of stretch

OTHER WORDS FROM distraught

dis·traught·ly, adverbo·ver·dis·traught, adjectiveun·dis·traught, adjective
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distraught
/ (dɪˈstrɔːt) /

adjective

distracted or agitated
rare mad

Word Origin for distraught

C14: changed from obsolete distract through influence of obsolete straught, past participle of stretch
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